strong>The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), K. 492, is an opera buffa in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte.
Mozart’s feats of imagination fuse the structures of instrumental music with the brilliantly timed character comedy of the drama. For the first time in the classical period, the whole score becomes the engine of the operatic drama, in which what’s happening in the orchestra defines the emotional and expressive universe in which Mozart and Da Ponte’s characters, and the audience, will spend the next few hours of their lives.
The overture is in the key of D major, the tempo marking is presto (very fast). The work is well known and often played independently as a concert piece.
To help you synch this masterpiece with your visuals, we have prepared various versions such as:
Marriage of Figaro A: 2:12 _ the famous part
Marriage of Figaro B: 3:35 _ summary
Marriage of Figaro C: 4:10 _ whole piece